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Robert Redford at Huff Post decries no action on climate: "The American people wanted a home run not a bunt."
Interesting piece in Washington Independent on surprisingly large numbers of layoff victims refusing to go quietly, instead organizing online for elections this fall.
The controversial Arizona immigrant law will still take effect Thursday, but a federal judge today blocked sections that required officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.
My new piece on Obama warned by experts about Afghanistan — in November 2008 shortly before taking office.
Last month, a study done by anti-Social Security advocates falsely claimed that Americans favor raising the age of retirement to 69. AmericaSpeaks has now corrected the survey in an online report. Blogger David Dayen at Firedoglake.com spotted the correction.
Pot, Meet Kettle: Try to read Mark Halperin’s new take on media overhyping rightwing issues with straight face.
At least they’re DISCLOSing: With all the talk about Republicans sweeping the midterm elections this fall, Democrats are fighting back saying they are prepared to spend $49 million on TV ads in an effort to keep the majority.
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Garry Wills at NY Review of Books breaks silence imposed on meeting of historians with Obama last year, revealing most warned president of "folly" of Afghan war and he has totally ignored this: "The only thing achieved has been the silencing of the main point the dinner guests tried to make—that pursuit of war in Afghanistan would be for him what Vietnam was to Lyndon Johnson….The President might have been saved from the folly that will be his lasting legacy."